Something wasn't right about her.
I narrowed my eyes at the girl at the door. "What's your name?" I pretended to be happy at the prospect of a new neighbor. The girl smiled happily, swinging back and forth. She appeared to be pretty energetic.
"My name is Cassie, nice to meet you." She put her hand out with a smile on her face. I hesitantly reached out, my hand clammy and shaky. No doubt I was in shock right now. My brother was gone and now I was next. Of course I was in shock. After what seemed like minutes, I grabbed her hand and shook it. I took my hand away, my breath was jittery.
"What's wrong?" Cassie asked.
"Nothing. Family issues. Don't worry about it." I said. "I'll talk to you later, okay?"
"Alright! Bye!" Cassie said as I shut the door.
I was numb. I didn't know what to do right now. Who was that girl? Why didn't she feel right when she was around? What was it? Paranoia was taking over my mind. I scratched the back of my head, sighing. I had to calm down. I sat down on the couch in the living room, holding my head. I was tired, but I couldn't sleep.
I couldn't. Sleep wasn't an option.
My mom numbly walked over to me, setting down the bottle of pills on the table in front of me, opening my hand and giving me 2 pills to take.
"The doctor said take these, 2 once a day." She said, waiting for me to take them.
I couldn't shove them away with my mom waiting beside me to take them. I gulped them down and my mom smiled numbly towards me. It was a fake smile, trying to make me feel better. Nothing could make me feel better right now. She got up, going up to her room. To cry, most likely.
My father left long ago. My brother, kidnapped and most likely murdered, now. Just me, and my mom left. I picked up the pills on the table. I was tempted to just down them, to end my pain, but wasn't that what he wanted? For me to die? Or was the Tall Man going to use me? I didn't know.
I wouldn't know until I got captured. I didn't plan for that to happen any time soon. I read the info on the pills..and I began to panic when I read over the side effects.
D R O W S I N E S S.
I put the pills down. These pills were going to put me to sleep. I couldn't take them again. Ever. I grabbed them, feeling tired already. The pills were already taking affect, and I was already tired to begin with. I walked to the kitchen and threw the pills out. I started to see doubles. My vision was failing on me. I smacked myself in the face to try to keep myself awake. I stumbled up to my room, sitting on my bed, resisting the urge to fall asleep as the sun set.
But things didn't work that way.
I blacked out.
I don't know how long I was out. I woke up in a junk yard - on the ground. I saw that girl, Crissie was it? No. Cassie. Not like it mattered. All I know is I saw her. How did she get here? I knew this junk yard. It wasn't far from home. Actually, right outside the neighborhood. I narrowed my eyes at her. I saw her necklace design, shining. I gasped. It was the O and the X, that was her necklace.
She was a Proxy. A person, under the influence of the Tall Man. Sent to get me. Fetch me. Kill me, maybe.
"What are you doing here?" Her voice called and she walked over to me. I couldn't move I was frozen in fear.
"This isn't no place to sleep." She said. Suddenly, she hit me, making me fall back. Then she was on top of me, choking me. Trying to knock me out. To take me to the Tall Man.
I gasped for breath, feeling around me for anything to hit her with. It was a junk yard, many blunt objects to fight with. A proxy could die, A proxy was human, human flesh, organs, blood.
My vision started to blur. I was getting knocked out. My hands felt a shard of glass large enough to grasp, I grabbed it firmly, jabbing Cassie in the side. She screamed, letting go of me, coughing, holding her wound. I instantly got up to my knees, coughing, gasping for breath. My eyes opened as I looked towards a bat, it had nails jammed inside of it.
The girl - Cassie, was crying now. The Tall Man didn't have hold of her anymore. But I couldn't risk it. Couldn't. Risk. It. I grabbed the bat, taking a few more breaths. I walked over to the girl, and raised the bat.
She looked up, her voice different now.
"Wait! No!" She yelled. No one could hear, the junk yard was a fortress of metal, her sounds echoing off of the metal, bouncing.
I hit her upraised face with the bat. She groaned, falling down completely. I kept hitting her, blood splattering on the bat, blood pooling on the ground.
"Die.." I breathed, "Die, die! JUST DIE AND LEAVE ME ALONE!" I screamed, doing the final hit on her pretty face.
Shock washed across my body about what I just did. I couldn't think about it now. Her face was unrecognizable, now. She probably wasn't even from here, maybe not even from this state. She most likely had gone missing long ago, presumed dead. I breathed, dropping the bat.
I had to hide her body, quickly. I found a fridge across the junk yard. I grabbed her feet, dragging her. No one came in here, anyways, but I felt a need to hide her. I opened the empty fridge, putting her in it and closing it. Blood traces were on my feet. I realised something as I looked around, seeing no one.
I had killed someone.
I started to walk back home.
Am I crazy?